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Happy July Fourth! Will your dog enjoy the fireworks?

With the Fourth of July almost upon us (and our Sibe "Wolf" is all ready for it!) many folks are thinking of picnics, trips to the lake or beach, parties, and fireworks. In the midst of all this fun, it’s important to keep in mind the sensitivities of our beloved pets. Some folks take their dogs along, while others leave them safely at home. With the celebratory fireworks of the season, it is important to keep in mind that some canines are troubled by the loud snap, crackle, and bang. Our late Akita-Shepherd Chelsey, was petrified of fireworks. She would cry and pace and try to hide in the farthest corner of the house. If she was outside when they started, she would try to gain entry into the house by any means she could, including chewing and ripping the aluminum door off the back of the house, along with the surrounding vinyl siding. Naturally, this behavior is not good for the dog or for the house. While the siding and door can always be replaced, the dog cannot be. For